Click for a PDF version of our Umbrella depiction of our continuum of care!

We hope all employees will begin to consider themselves ambassadors of our mission to be beside patients and those in the community we serve at every turn. Keep in mind all the services we offer – not just home healthcare – and how services such as our Caregiver Support Network and wellness programs, hospice, and the work of our affiliates Strong House and LIFETIME, might benefit a patient or their family.

 

Email Signature

It is important that we, as an agency, have a standard for our email signature for consistency and professionalism. Email signatures should be in black and white in either Calibri or Times New Roman (Calibri is the default font when you use our email on your desktop). Our full name, including “& Hospice” should be included (note that our proper name is “&”, not “and”).

Sample email signature is below. If you do not use fax or cell phone, you can eliminate those lines:

 

Betty Homecare

Marketing Coordinator

VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice

Phone: 203.458.4338

Cell: 203.458.4200

Fax: 203.458.4275

VNACommunityHealthcare.org

 

Guilford Citizen’s Day Parade

On Saturday, September 21, VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice will be participating in the Guilford Citizen’s Day parade. We do this each year to support the Guilford Community Fund who supports many of our Guilford patients who otherwise would not be able to receive our services.

We need volunteers to march in the parade and show VNACHCH pride! The line-up starts at 9am by Page’s Hardware and the parade kicks off at 10am. Bring your family and end the parade at the Guilford Fair for a day of fun.

Everyone who marches will receive a VNACHCH t-shirt to wear at the parade and will be entered into a raffle to win a $25 Visa gift card.

To sign up to march, email Mary Higgins at mhiggins@vna-commh.org  as soon as possible with your t-shirt size.

 

403(b) Employer Matching

We are happy to announce that we will be implementing a 403(b) employer matching contribution effective with the September 6, 2019 pay date for VNACHCH! For more information, view the links below or email Robyn at RWesterkamp@vna-commh.org

SPD – VNA 7-1-19 with Match

Memo – 401(b) September 1 2019

 

2019 Facts on the Affordable Care Act

Click here for a notice regarding your taxes and medical coverage

 

Agency Benefit Reward

For those employees on our UnitedHealthcare insurance plan: Those participants who received their preventative care physical in 2018 are eligible for a $25 Amazon gift card! Download the form below. For more information about this benefit, contact Dee-Ann Wierzbowski at x4215 or dwierzbowski@vna-commh.org.

Proof of Preventive Care

 

OSHA and Regulatory Annual Update

Click on the links below to review the competency for the professional staff to print the competency to complete to return to your manager.

OSHA Competency 2019

OSHA and Regulatory Annual Update_2019

 

Trust TeleCare

Trust TeleCare is a program provided by the Worker’s Compensation Trust that provides tele-triage services for injured workers through a company called Medcor.  With over 200 locations nationwide, Medcor provides immediate information and injury assessment 24/7/365 via the telephone.

Click on the links below to learn more:

EMPLOYEE INSTRUCTIONS FOR MEDICAL CARE PLAN – NEW 2019

WC Guidelines Treatment Centers – 5.21.19

 

EAP Benefit Program

As a gentle reminder, we have two Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) available for VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice employees.

EAP programs are designed to identify and assist you in resolving personal problems, such as marital, financial, health, emotional, family issues, or substance/alcohol abuse that may be affecting your work performance.

Click on the links below to learn more:

EAP with Cigna for employees with Life insurance

EAP 2018

 

Did you know?

VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice has a toll free helpline 1.866.474.5230 that you or your patients can call to get community resources.

Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. or leave a message.

 

Strong House Adult Day Center News!

Our Strong House Adult Day Center in Madison still has openings.  The Strong House is ideal for those living with memory or physical impairments. Please refer anyone you think could benefit from this vital service.

203.245.0524 or email

September 2019 Strong House Newsletter